The Gweagal spears presented on a table at the ceremony in the Wren Library.

The Return of the Gweagal Spears

On 23 April 2024, the Gweagal Spears were returned to the La Perouse Aboriginal community at a ceremony held in the Wren Library of Trinity College, Cambridge. On 28 April 1770, the HMB Endeavour commanded by Lieutenant James Cook arrived at Kamay (Botany Bay) in present day Sydney. This was the first encounter between the British and Indigenous Australians of… Read full article

Inside the Cambridge University Herbarium - a room filled with shelves and collections storage. Two people can be seen standing at the bottom of the room.

Help digitise the collections at Cambridge University Herbarium

Help digitise the Cambridge University Herbarium by becoming an online volunteer today! Cambridge University Herbarium is home to some 1.1 million plant specimens. The collection is a treasure trove of taxonomic, historic and ecological data waiting to be digitised and made available to researchers around the world. Thanks to a grant from the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF), we are… Read full article

Man holding guitar stands in front of microphone in a museum gallery

University of Cambridge Museums Activity Update, October- December 2023

Covering the period 1 October – 31 December, here is an insight into some of the stories behind our NPO-funded activity. Discover more about the work our museums and collections have been delivering under the main themes of: Social Justice, Our Planet, Creating Opportunities, Health and Wellbeing; as well as the additional delivery underpinning our programme enablement. Activity overview This… Read full article